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Conmebol with no access to funds to pay for prizes and teams' lodgings

Wednesday, June 24th 2015 - 07:35 UTC
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The current edition of the Americas Cup, the main football competition of South America organized every four years by the South American Football Confederation, Conmebol, and which this year is being hosted by Chile, apparently does not have the funds to pay for prizes and for the lodging of the twelve national teams involved. Read full article

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  • Chicureo

    Amazing! The games have gone off here very successfully and without problems, but the organizers must be under incredible stress and depending on everyone's patience in getting paid.

    Jun 24th, 2015 - 10:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Ha, ha, ha, ha!

    Blatter, the crook, has a long reach to prevent the association from accessing 'funds' or whatever makes them up.

    Still, it's only football, not life and death then, to misstate a famous saying from a UK football manager.

    Jun 24th, 2015 - 12:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    “Football is not a matter of life and death, it's more important than that”
    -Bill Shankley

    Probably said 'tongue in cheek ', but taken as gospel by the Argies and Brazilians. ....

    Jun 24th, 2015 - 01:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sergio Vega

    The problem is for the Chilean compañies that gave their services to the football delegations to be paid.....Hotels, transportation, etc.

    May be the FIFA would pay for it and be refunded later.....whith the media and sponsors paying the rights directly to FIFA....

    Jun 24th, 2015 - 02:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @1 Chicureo
    have been following the games, and shortly will be watching Argentina x Paraguay...I think the second finalist will be Argentina. The final should be good.

    I agree that the games have for the most part, gone off successfully, except for one “small” detail......the 'mistakes' committed by the referees and linesmen, either through incompetence or bribery, are a disgrace...bad refereeing can and has pushed teams through to the next phase, or has eliminated them...not really fair...it's about time that soccer adopted the technological facilities offered to avoid these 'mistakes', as present in just about every other relevant sport. I think the TMO , as used in rugby would do the trick, besides reducing the possibility of corruption through arranging results.

    Jun 30th, 2015 - 11:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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